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    Default Please ID this Banjolele

    http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ449120576

    If you've played this kind of instrument. Please give an input. Thank you!

    Richie

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    Howdy

    I'll bet one of the sharpies here on the forum will be able to ID it but in the meantime, it looks similar to ones made by Richter and/or the Maxitone. The pegs being staggered is different though. If you do a search for 'gumby headstock' you might find your answer. Nice looking uke. Are you thinking of buying it?

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    Hello, hello.

    Even that small info is big enough. I do more search on it. Owner said it has no label at all.

    I'm thinking of getting it, yes. If I like it.

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    Really like that headstock shape with the pegs staggered. Wonder if there's any ID to be bound under the back plate?

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    It looks like a U-King to me. They used that headstock shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TG&Y View Post
    Really like that headstock shape with the pegs staggered. Wonder if there's any ID to be bound under the back plate?
    I've asked about the back plate. No response yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by hmgberg View Post
    It looks like a U-King to me. They used that headstock shape.
    Yeah, it does looks like a U-King as well.

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    i'd say u-king too. sometimes seen them as maxitone
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    I read somewhere that U-King was the maker of the tailpiece only. I can't confirm that however. There are many U-king marked tailpieces on Bruno/Maxitone banjo ukuleles.
    One is good. Anything more than that is gravy!

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    Thanks y'all for the info.

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